Tag: endocrine disruptors

Lavender Oil May Contribute to Abnormal Breast Growth in Young Girls and Boys

Abnormal breast growth in young girls is linked to lavender oil exposure, according to a recent study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Previous research has associated breast growth in boys with lavender-containing fragrances. This study, “Lavender Products Associated With…

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Children of Mice Exposed to BPA Are Sluggish and Have Slow Metabolism

Mice exposed to environmental chemicals may show decreased physical activity in offspringEndocrine disruptors are contaminants that interfere with endocrine or hormone systems and can cause tumors, birth defects and developmental disorders in mammals. Often, these contaminants are used in a variety of consumer products, such…

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Reduced Testosterone Caused by Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals in Plastic

Phthalates found in plastics could block hormone involved in sexual, cognitive function Men, women and children exposed to high levels of phthalates – endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in plastics and some personal care products – tended to have reduced levels of testosterone in their blood compared…

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